DOL Finalizes Fed Contractor 1st Right of Refusal Rule
Government Contracts attorney Timothy Taylor was quoted in a Law360 article about the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule requiring federal contractors to provide the right of first refusal to workers from their predecessors on covered federal service contracts. The rule has been set to take effect on February 12, and is praised by worker advocates for safeguarding workers' rights and benefits while facing opposition from industry groups who argued it conflicted with existing regulations. Mr. Taylor expressed concerns about the rule, describing it as an additional burden on covered federal service contracts.
"It is one more compliance burden on the plate of the government contracting industry. This is an area where the executive so far has enjoyed more latitude to pursue its policy aims, and so it often uses government contracting as a means to put forward preferred employment policy without having to go through Congress," he said.
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